Podcast | ADKDW [•rec]

• Thu 28 10 2021 •
Learning to Listen #4


with TROPICAL DIASPORA (DJ GARRINCHA, DJ DR. SÓCRATES)
moderated by MAX JORGE HINDERER CRUZ

DJ and producer GArRinchA (São Paulo, but Berlin¬based since the 1990s) and cultural researcher DJ Dr. Sócrates founded the event platform and record label Tropical Diaspora in 2008. Tropical Diaspora Records produces vinyl records and views production as a means of empowerment, as a way of supporting artists and raising awareness of past and present stories of the African and neocultural diaspora – imposed by enslavement, economic causes, and the flight from war and poverty. DJ GArRinchA and DJ Dr. Sócrates will present some of the label’s productions and talk about the founding of the label, which itself is in a state of diaspora.

Learning to Listen is a podcast format that explores different forms of listening – both listening and not listening – and the knowledge that can be drawn from them. The focus is on learning and unlearning to listen and engaging with internalized mindsets. The main aim of Learning to Listen is to initiate didactic processes intended to help us understand why certain sounds, songs, and narratives are heard and others are not, and to interweave auditory events with anti/decolonial education. The individual episodes are conceived as heterogeneous audio essays; the invited guests have free rein over their concept and realization.

Language: English
Available at Apple Podcasts, Soundcloud and Spotify

With contributions by ABEOKUTA, BANDO, DOCTOR NATIVO, EL SANTO GOLPE,
EL V AND THE GARDENHOUSE, FORRÓ DE CABEÇA, GEKAH, HÖRÖYÁ, LA DAME BLANCHE, LA FANFARIA DEL CAPITAN, LA RUEDA, LOS MADE IN BARCELONA, OGUNHÊ, RAPADURA, RENATO GAMA, REGIS MORENO, RIOSENTÍ, SKA MARIA PASTORA, SUPER SPANISH COMBO, TRANSILVANIANS
Production and Audio Design Learning to Listen: KENO MESCHER

Find the complete soundtrack here.